Ají Limo Red


Proper Name: Ají Limo Red

Pronunciation: Ahh-hee Lee-moe Rehd

Other Names: Lemondrop Red, Hot Lemon Red*, Kellu Uchu Red, Qillu Uchu Red

Type: Capsicum Baccatum/Chinense (hybrid)

Rarity: Uncommon

Seed Availablity: Trade Only

Scoville Heat Units: 30K – 50K SHU

Sauce Strength Rating**: Hot – 3/11

Colour: Purple-splotched pale green, ripening through orange to red.

Ripe Flavour: A red pepper taste that is bright but without citrus. Rather bitter.

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Related Peppers: Ají Limo Yellow, Ají Limo WhiteAjí Pineapple, Ají Mochero

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*This red pepper is sometimes known as a “Hot Lemon” but contains no real citrus flavour, in my experience, and should not be confused with the similarly named, yet unrelated Habanero Hot Lemon.

**This value represents the heat rating that I would expect to give to a sauce using this pepper as its main ingredient. Other ingredients or particularly high purity may result in a slightly stronger sauce, while lower concentrations will yeild a weaker one and other products may vary.